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Tunisia's president says PM should quit if crisis continues


TUNIS Tunisia's president called on Sunday for Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to step down or seek a confidence quote if the country's political and economic crisis continues, withdrawing his support for the premier, who has clashed with the president's son.

Tunisia tourism revenues jump as Europeans return

TUNIS Tunisia's tourism revenues grew by 40 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year, the government said Thursday, driven by a strong return of European tourists three years after they were targeted in militant attacks.

World, Jul 12 2018

At least six Tunisian police killed in ambush

TUNIS At least six members of Tunisia's security forces were killed on Sunday in an ambush in the northwest of the country close to the border with Algeria.

World, Jul 08 2018

German arrest warrant issued for mastermind of Berlin attack: paper

BERLIN Germany's Federal Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for a Tunisian man suspected of being the mastermind behind an attack on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016 that killed 12 people, a German newspaper reported on Thursday.

World, Germany, Jul 05 2018

Germany holds suspected former bin Laden bodyguard pending deportation

BERLIN A Tunisian man suspected of being an Islamist radical who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard is in detention in Germany pending deportation to Tunisia, a spokesman for the city of Bochum said on Tuesday.

World, Germany, Jun 26 2018

Tunisia arrests people smuggler after 87 drowned

TUNIS Tunisia on Friday arrested the main organizer of a migrant smuggling operation after at least 87 people drowned when their boat sank off the southern coast this month, the government said.

World, Jun 22 2018

Suspect in German ricin case was in touch with radical Islamists: prosecutor

BERLIN A 29-year-old Tunisian arrested last week on suspicion of producing the lethal toxic ricin was in contact with radical Islamists, and twice tried unsuccessfully to reach Islamic State in Syria, Germany's top federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.

World, Germany, Syria Jun 20 2018

Before match, England fans and diplomats honor Battle of Stalingrad dead

VOLGOGRAD, Russia England soccer fans and a top British diplomat paid tribute to those who died in the Battle of Stalingrad during World War Two on Monday in a moving ceremony ahead of England's match against Tunisia, a gesture London hopes may help salve battered ties.

World, Jun 18 2018

England fan ready to fly the flag for gay rights in Russia

VOLGOGRAD, Russia England fan Di Cunningham plans to fly the flag - quite literally - for gay rights in Russia on Monday night, where she will be cheering on the Three Lions' in their World Cup opener against Tunisia.

World, Russia, Sports Jun 18 2018

Germany detains Tunisian suspected of planning 'biological' attack

BERLIN German prosecutors have obtained an arrest warrant from a judge for a Tunisian man suspected of planning an Islamist-motivated attack and the manufacturing of a "biological weapon" using ricin.

World, Jun 15 2018